Jeff Selingo to Deliver Keynote Address at Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching

Jeff Selingo
Jeff Selingo

Best-selling author and award-winning columnist Jeff Selingo will deliver the keynote address at the University of Missouri’s Celebration of Teaching at 1 p.m. on May 19. Selingo has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students, explores the college of tomorrow and includes insights on how families will pay for college, what campuses will look like, how students will learn and what skills will lead students to success in the job market.

Selingo is a contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and professor of practice at Arizona State University. His work and speeches focus on the innovative practices of colleges and universities, along with what they mean for students, education and businesses in the future.

“Jeff Selingo addresses some important issues—both short-term and long-term—about higher education that universities across the country are facing,” said Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies. “It is important to have this conversation on our campus. He is an accomplished speaker and I think our faculty and staff will find his discussion engaging and thought provoking.”

Selingo has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs including NPR, ABC and CBS.

He is the former top editor of The Chronicle and worked 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post.

His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. He serves as an adviser to Global Citizen Year and Education Design Lab. Selingo received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.

The Celebration of Teaching will be held at the University of Missouri May 19-20. Selingo’s keynote address will take place in Jesse Auditorium. The two-day event includes workshops and discussion sessions and is open to all faculty, staff and graduate instructors at MU.

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